Textron Reviews

Updated October 28, 2014
Updated October 28, 2014
99 Reviews
3.4
99 Reviews
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Textron Chairman, President and CEO Scott C. Donnelly
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Company offers reasonable work-life balance and time-off policies (in 5 reviews)

  • Good company overall with some opportunity for improvement (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Textron is a very process oriented and slow moving company (in 3 reviews)

  • Lots of bureaucracy (Six sigma etc) and paperwork galore (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great experience! Learned a lot of Six Sigma methodologies and processes.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Leadership Development Program - Finance in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Leadership Development Program - Finance in Wichita, KS

    I worked at Textron full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Company offers reasonable work-life balance and time-off policies. Offers a myriad of opportunities for personal growth. Great company to work for.

    Cons

    Company continues to work on improving all benefits (medical, dental, and vision).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is great to work with and continuous and consistent training is offered to management. Management consistently has employee involvement and each employees feels valued and a key contributor to the business.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Living in the past

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Focus Factory Leader in Augusta, GA
    Current Employee - Focus Factory Leader in Augusta, GA

    I have been working at Textron full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good company overall with some opportunity for improvement.

    Cons

    No diversity in upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Great place to work until latest CEO took over

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Textron full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Variety of businesses and industries

    Cons

    Overly focused on process versus people and business

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Sales Ez-Go

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Textron

    Pros

    Great pay & benefits. Strong industry experience.

    Cons

    Not much work life balance if in sales. High pressure to hit your goals, no matter if MKT conditions are out of your control.

  6.  

    Interesting place

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Textron

    Pros

    good work environment and great people

    Cons

    work wasn't very interesting and didn't have enough for me to do even though I was an intern

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get it together

  7.  

    Textron-Austin

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior RF Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior RF Engineer in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Textron full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people were fun to work with, and the compensation was excellent compared to other companies in the Austin area,.

    Cons

    The last few years they went into a continuing cycle of downsizing and layoffs, which caused a lot of talented employees to quit.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Sr. Engineer

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Wichita, KS

    I have been working at Textron full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great place to start engineering career. Highly collaborative environment.

    Cons

    Tough industry because of economic downturn

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to work without expecting career growth

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Lead in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Project Lead in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at Textron full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance. Flexible work hours are an option.
    Employee training and employee education is given great support through tuition assistance.

    Cons

    -No salary growth.Stuck for eternity with your initial salary with not even inflation match increment which sucks.
    -No career growth. It's all white boys club in middle and upper management which is like a family run business sidelining diversity which greatly hinders good employees potential
    lack of diversity in mid and higher management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize your experienced staff and keep them motivated with career growth options. Company just can't run on old school boys and fresh grads. You need to strike balance for grey hair fall off.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    A relatively un-diverse place that is full of friendly and approachable people.

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    Former Employee - Corporate FinanceLDP in Providence, RI
    Former Employee - Corporate FinanceLDP in Providence, RI

    I worked at Textron as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    I think one of the best parts of the workplace was the community of people. Almost everyone is very approachable, friendly, and very helpful. The office really takes good care of its people, and the staff really love their interns (if you're a regular, hardworking person who is mostly on task).

    Textron is also a very respectable company that does a lot of good works into volunteering, making sure its controls structure is very meticulously done.

    I also expected to be micromanaged, but I was allowed a great deal of freedom to do what I saw fit. My manager would occasionally check in to make sure I was faring okay, but apart from that, I felt incredibly empowered to do my own tasks, to do my own research and investigate my own projects.

    Cons

    I felt that one of the primary detriments to this environment was that it was far too plain and un-extraordinary a workplace. The place has no real dynamic atmosphere to motivate people, more for people who enjoy a quiet, tepid atmosphere. The cubicle walls are grey, the walls are kind of grey, and quite plain.

    One other thing to note is the lack of diversity at the workplace. It felt extremely unnatural to have a sort of "white hegemonic" atmosphere, and I felt that the office was isolated from the actual demographic of the US. Granted, these were some of the kindest and most helpful people, but I would appreciate some more diversity in the workplace, so that incoming hires of other races can feel more at ease.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't recommend forced "diversity hires", but it almost feels that Textron Corporate Headquarters almost exclusively hires Caucasians at the detriment of other races.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to develop your career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Textron full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good working environment, supportive leadership, great place to develop your career

    Cons

    Like most large companies, the pace of change is slow.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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